Students Experience Lake Charlevoix (SELC)

Every May the Lake Charlevoix Association and the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council sponsor an event called Students Experience Lake Charlevoix (SELC) for approximately 300 area sixth and seventh graders. For the event, students board the Beaver Islander in Charlevoix, travel to the west bay of Lake Charlevoix and spend either a morning or an afternoon on board participating in experiments relating to water quality, watershed protection, invasive species, water safety and several other topics. The students rotate to seven different learning stations which are run by enthusiastic area volunteers. It’s a great, fun learning experience for everyone on board.


Lake Charlevoix Association

P.O. Box 294

Charlevoix, MI 49720

  • Protecting the natural quality and beauty of Lake Charlevoix
  • Promoting understanding and support for safe, shared use
  • Advocating sensible & sustainable practices for lake use & development